What is Microdermabrasion? How can it improve your skin?

"Taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up."

If you’ve found yourself searching for the answer to how to get smooth and glowing skin, you’re far from alone. It is extremely important to have a good skincare regime and here, we’re sharing how microdermabrasion works, what to expect along with some of our pro tips on using the HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion. That’s a lot of (super important) info, So, let’s get into it.

What is microdermabrasion?
First thing’s first. What is microdermabrasion? It is a painless, non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates the top layer of your skin. Think of it as a pro-exfoliation, like the treatment from a day spa or beauty centre. Basically, a deeper tech version of regular old at-home scrub, microdermabrasion helps to refresh the look of skin and reveal a more radiant, younger-looking complexion.
Since it rids the complexion of its top dead layer of skin cells, studies show using microdermabrasion can also help skin care products absorb more easily.

How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion is a simple, non-invasive, cosmetic procedure. No needles or anaesthetics, microdermabrasion uses a gentle vacuum to exfoliate your skin. Adjust the intensity depending on the thickness and sensitivity of your skin (lower power level around your eyes and higher power level on your cheeks). This professional level exfoliation improves tone and textures leaving your skin feeling smoother and brighter.

There are two main microdermabrasion techniques:
- Crystal microdermabrasion. This method involves tiny particles being directed at your face through a wand.
- Diamond-tip microdermabrasion. As it suggests the tip of the tool is encrusted in a fine diamond dust which loosens dead skin cells as it smoothly travels over the skin’s surface.

Both techniques work by loosening and removing surface dry and dead skin, revealing younger-looking cells. While generally well-received, microdermabrasion can reduce your skin’s moisture level and make it more sun sensitive, so it is important to be ready with the appropriate post-procedure products like skin conditioning moisturisers (with a good SPF 30+).

Benefits of microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion has a host of wonderful benefits:
- It smoothens and refreshes the skin’s surface
- Reduce the redness that is common with rosacea
- It’s an excellent anti-aging treatment, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to reveal smoother, more vibrant looking skin. Reduce the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation and age spots.
- Aid in the penetration of skin care products and allow for a smoother application of makeup.
Increased circulation and stimulate blood flow, increasing the delivery of nutrients to the skin, promoting cell reproduction and skin elasticity.

What microdermabrasion can’t do
While microdermabrasion may improve the skin’s appearance by reducing fine lines and shallow acne marks, it is not particularly helpful in removing deep acne scars or deep wrinkles, since the treatment focusses on the superficial, top layer of the skin. If you suffer from severe acne, you should seek treatment by a dermatologist, not at the salon.

Other ways to exfoliate your skin
A simple cosmetic scrub, either a lotion, bar or gel can hold plenty of benefits for your skin, including removing dirt, oil and impurities from skin’s surface and improving skin texture and tone.

Microdermabrasion at home
Using a handheld microdermabrasion tool at home is easy and can be simply integrated into your weekly beauty routine.

Experience the benefits of HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion at home.

The HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion is our handheld home microdermabrasion device. With a salon grade diamond tip and a beautiful rose gold finish, professional home microdermabrasion is designed to diminish wrinkles, reduce enlarged and oily pores, and revitalise your skin.

Proven Results
Over 70% of women had firmer skin after 3 weeks of use.

Professional Quality
2 x salon grade diamond exfoliation tips, for normal and sensitive skin.

Suitable for all skin types
4 speed settings shown on the LED level indicator so you can adjust the treatment to suit your individual skins needs.

Quick and easy
Only 5 minutes per treatment, for optimum results use 1-3 times a week on a regular basis.



How Radiance Works

Acting a like a mini hoover, Radiance gives your skin a thorough spring clean. By innovating the professional salon technology for home use, HoMedics have designed Radiance with a diamond encrusted tip to deeply exfoliate the epidermis (top skin layer) whilst the gentle vacuum massage sucks away and filters the outer layer of dead skin cells.



How To Use

For the best results, we recommend one five-minute treatment up to three times a week using the Radiance Microdermabrasion on clean and dry skin. Use regularly (for at least 3 weeks) to enhance the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, blackheads and enlarged pores.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation of the skin, removing dead skin cells, dirt, debris, and other impurities, to reveal a fresh, more vibrant complexion. Whether you opt for a full spa treatment, or choose something you can use at-home, regular microdermabrasion is a great way to keep your skin glowing, radiant, and healthy.

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